shout (something) from the rooftop(s)

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shout (something) from the rooftop(s)

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to shout that we'd be having a baby from the rooftops, but my wife wanted to wait for a while before we made the news public. I know you want to shout it from the rooftop that you came in first in your class, but you should have a bit of modesty about it.
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shout from the rooftops

Announce publicly, as in Just because I won first prize you needn't shout it from the rooftops. This term alludes to climbing on a roof so as to be heard by more people. A similar phrase, using housetops, appears in the New Testament (Luke 12:3): "That which ye have spoken ... shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." [c. 1600]
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shout something from the rooftops

If you shout something from the rooftops, you let a lot of people know about something because you are particularly excited or angry about it. I would love to be able to shout our results from the rooftops. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops: Cody is innocent! Note: Other verbs are sometimes used instead of shout. While our rivals on the right are screaming their opinions from the rooftops, we hold back, not wishing to offend anyone.
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shout something from the rooftops

talk about something openly and jubilantly, especially something previously kept secret.
This phrase is adapted from Luke 12:3: ‘that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops’.
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Shouted from the Rooftops was Shalmashi's first attempt at crowd funding.
But the performances of two up-andcoming Cardiff sides particularly deserve to be shouted from the rooftops today.
If there was anything to celebrate then, believe me, it would be shouted from the rooftops by the myriad Welsh language groups.
It is not shouted from the rooftops but many residents already recognise that through her commitment, progress is being made and the culture of the council turned to focus on openness, transparency, listening and wherever possible acting on what communities have to say.
While other clubs have shouted from the rooftops, Manuel has signed new players and tied his star names down to long-term contracts with a minimum of fuss.
His sentiments on the subject of geography and the way the word should be used ought to be shouted from the rooftops.
But what is now incontrovertibly clear to me is that we must be proud of the people who have come before us, of those who have fought, rallied, litigated, shouted from the rooftops, and endured terrible hardships so that we may express ourselves like no generation has before us.
I WAS wondering why in the past years up until the 2007, before the recession hit, the number of people registered unemployed was at a record low, a statistic the Government shouted from the rooftops, yet the unemployment benefits bill has soared in that time to record highs.
If a business announced that it was to create 1,500 new jobs in the city all in one go, the news would be shouted from the rooftops.
It is a message that should be shouted from the rooftops of Washington and every state capital.
It's a shame that the initiative hasn't been advertised earlier, but now all the details are finalised I hope that it's shouted from the rooftops, so that as many people as possible know about it.
The Gateshead East and Washington West MP said: "Sunderland has done superbly on the green front, and I thought this should be shouted from the rooftops.
ANOTHER aspect of digital TV that hasn't exactly been shouted from the rooftops is that if you have a TV in the bedroom or kitchen that works on a set top loop aerial, even if you fit a freeview box to it, the TV will not work.
The heroism of this marine should be shouted from the rooftops letting the world know that heroes such as this man do exist.
And it wasn't shouted from the rooftops that we'd run out of parking tickets for obvious reasons.